Eamon M. Springall
Co-founder and president of Stitched Lifestyle
COO at Orgill/Singer & Associates Inc.
Where were you when you received your 40 Under 40 award? In 2007, I was 27. I sold a successful dot-com business in the late ’90s, then focused my attention on my mentor Bob Orgill’s insurance brokerage, Orgill Singer Insurance, where I had worked every year since I was 10. I got my insurance licenses, and within a few years became Orgill Singer’s top broker. I became the founding chairman of the Vegas Young Professionals, then started a professional networking company called the Executive Lounge.
Where are you now? I became an owner of Orgill Singer, which is now one of the largest insurance brokerages in Nevada. My partner Telly Eliades and I started a venture capital firm and invested in several projects, from health food cafés to restaurants, bars and technology. Most notably, in 2010 we founded Stitched, the men’s haberdashery at the Cosmopolitan. This year, we expanded Stitched to Miami and D.C., and have exciting opportunities in Manhattan, Southern California and Asia. I also founded a nonprofit club baseball organization with six teams that travel the country, a number of which are ranked top 10 nationally. I serve on the board of the Nevada Childhood Cancer foundation.
Biggest accomplishment since you were awarded? The opportunity to give back. We support more than 50 nonprofit and local community-based organizations every year — more than $100,000 annually.
What do you want to accomplish? Continue to grow my current portfolio of businesses so my children have a place to hone their creative talents, learn business operations and carry on a legacy of success and philanthropy.
Best advice? Learn as much as you can. Don’t be scared of hard work; make it scared of you. Always strive to give more than you take, because success without giving back is failure. The real money in Vegas is made before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. In life and in business, choose your love and love your choice.
Vice President of Marketing - Summerlin
The Howard Hughes Corp.
Where were you when you received your 40 Under 40 award? Associate general manager of Fashion Show and director of marketing for Summerlin.
Where are you now? Vice president of marketing for Summerlin and Downtown Summerlin, responsible for all branding, PR and public special events for the Howard Hughes Corp. in Las Vegas.
Biggest accomplishment since you were awarded? Forming an amazing marketing team at Summerlin. We continue to drive home sales for our builders, achieving the No. 5 spot on the list of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities in 2016, according to national real estate consultant RCLCO. And Downtown Summerlin’s 2016 holiday event was attended by more than 5,000 people on the first night alone. We reimagined the destination’s nightly holiday parade that drew tens of thousands throughout the season.
What do you want to accomplish? The importance of work-life balance is something I strive for on behalf of both my team as well as for my own personal benefit. I am also committed to the ongoing delivery of amazing, unique and memorable experiences to our community, given that Summerlin is home to nearly 100,000 residents and Downtown Summerlin is visited by more than a million people each month. The value of the Summerlin brand is not lost on me. It has been carefully cultivated and nurtured over nearly three decades, and I am highly cognizant of my responsibility and obligation to continue to ensure the brand remains evocative of the excellence and quality of the premier community it represents.
Best advice? Don’t let others compromise your standards. It’s your name associated with the end result. As leaders, remember to be mindful and appreciative of the efforts of those around you. It’s the people in our lives that make it so fulfilling, and oftentimes we lose sight of the struggles they face in their personal lives every day.
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